Oan to face Haris in final of National squash championship

:Oan Abbas set a showdown with Haris Qasim in the U19 final of All Pakistan National Junior squash championship after winning their respective semi finals here on Tuesday at PSA international complex.
Oan from Punjab spent 40 minutes in the courts and made short work of Muhammad Juniad Khan 9/11, 11/5, 15/13, 12/10.
He seemed sluggish in the opening set which Juniad wonafter showing excellent squash skills. The loss served as a big lesson for Oan who bounced back with undying spirit and all round performance to win the coming three sets. He entertained the audience with lovely fore and back hand shots.
Haris Qasim (PPB) beat Mohammad Uzair Rasheed (PB) in a similar fashion with a score line of 7/11, 11/3, 6/11, 11/9, 11/9 after 64 minutes struggle. Haris was not in proper colour and touch in the opening set as Uzair exhibited brilliance coupled with superb serves and aggressive returns to take lead in the match by winning the set.
The remaining part of the play proved a nightmare for Uzair who failed to show consistency and Haris appeared master of the situation with flawless game, taking the next three sets with ease and comfort.
In U17 category Farhan Hashmi (SNGPL) and Muhammad Saqib Iqbal moved into the final after winning their respective semi finals in identical manner by losing their opening set.
Farhan outpaced Hamza Sharif (KP) 10/12, 11/9, 11/7, 11/7 in 26 minutes. Muhammad Saqib Iqbal (KPK) outplayed Muhammad Hassaan Raza (PB) 2/11, 11/7, 11/7, 11/7 (28 minutes).
Tomorrow’s (Wednesday’s) Fixtures: Final Matches, Under-19, Haris Qasim (PB) Vs Oan Abbas (PB) at 1700 Hrs.
Under-17, Farhan Hashmi (SNGPL) Vs Saqib Iqbal (KP) at 1600 Hrs.
Provincial Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada and former Pakistan hockey captain, Khawaja Muhammad Juaid will be the chief guests on the occasion.

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